Edmunds St. John Heart of Gold 2012
"(made from 51% grenache blanc and 49% vermentino): Light, bright gold. Intensely perfumed bouquet evokes nectarine, orange zest and chamomile, with a chalky overtone. Juicy and expansive on the palate, offering lively pit fruit flavors and a subtle note of honey. Finishes smooth and long, with lingering spiciness and a hint of honeysuckle...90" IWC 5/12
We have little taste for most of the wines of the New World and Australia; however, we greatly admire some of those produced by the "second generation" of California vintners, ... above all, those of the astonishing Steve Edmunds; his wines do more than express the particular personality of the vintner and have entered the arena of those that are an expression of the land and culture.
Editorial Reviews for Edmunds St. John Heart of Gold
52% Vermentino, 48% Grenache Blanc From Fenaughty Tight, citrus rind and pith aromas greet the nose which picks up a creamy note with an overlay of minerality , lemon curd and lime leaf. Nicely open on the palate which starts off in a very mineral vein picking up a bit of yellow melon flavor along with hints of ollen and heather. There’s a little creaminess on the midpalate which picks up peach pit and kiwifruit streaks before the fruit turns to grapefruit on the long, mineral flecked finish. 89pts